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When Life Gives You Signs, Get Checked for Thyroid

Dr Rishika Agarwal 2924 Views
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Published: 23 Feb 2023
Thyroid Gland

The thyroid is a tiny gland in front of the neck and encircled by the windpipe (trachea). Like a butterfly, it has two broad wings that wrap around the side of your throat and is smaller in the middle. Hormones produced by the thyroid help regulate several important bodily processes.

Thyroid health is an important yet often overlooked aspect of overall health. Many people don’t realize that they have a thyroid problem until they experience serious symptoms. However, there are signs of thyroid issues that can be spotted before the situation becomes too severe.

We at Pathkind Labs offer various thyroid check up at an affordable price. Our experts know how to handle every intricate test by maintaining hygiene. Learn about the causes and symptoms of thyroid and test yourself regularly for the prevention of thyroid.

The broad range of thyroid complications

Thyroid complications can have a range of different effects on our bodies, ranging from mild to severe. They can cause health issues such as fatigue, weight gain, depression, and difficulty concentrating. In more extreme cases, thyroid complications can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease and infertility. It is important to understand the various thyroid complications that can occur to identify their warning signs and take proper action.

Thyroid disease comes in various forms, including thyroiditis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism occurs when there is an overproduction of hormones from the thyroid gland. It results in symptoms such as increased appetite, weight loss due to increased metabolism, rapid heart rate, or irregular heartbeats. On the other hand, hypothyroidism is when there is an underproduction of hormones from the thyroid gland. It causes fatigue and sluggishness with possible weight gain due to decreased metabolism.

What causes thyroid problems?

Thyroid problems are a common health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. But what causes thyroid problems, and how can they be prevented? The thyroid is a vital gland of the endocrine system, which produces hormones that control metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. When the thyroid isn't functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, weight gain or loss, depression, and anxiety.

Pregnancy, iodine deficiency, radiation therapy, genetic disorders, certain medications, or simply age-related hormone changes. In some cases, there may not be one identifiable cause. People with a family history of autoimmune disease are more likely to develop thyroid issues.

What typical signs and symptoms are there for thyroid disease?

f you have thyroid disease, you might experience a wide range of symptoms. When you have the following thyroid symptoms test for thyroid diseases.

  • Experiencing nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety.
  • Unable to fall asleep
  • Shedding pounds
  • Having goiter or an enlarged thyroid gland.
  • Having tremors and weakness in the muscles

Managing Thyroid Ailments

Your doctor's aims to get your thyroid hormone levels back to normal. There are numerous ways to accomplish this, and the specific method you choose will depend on what caused your thyroid condition.

Treatment options for hyperthyroidism, which is characterized by elevated thyroid hormone levels, can include:

  • Antithyroid drugs

    Methimazole and propylthiouracil are antithyroid drugs that prevent the thyroid from producing hormones
     
  • Radioactive iodine

    The thyroid is damaged by radioactive iodine therapy, which prevents it from producing excessive thyroid hormones.
     
  • Beta-blockers

    While these drugs don't alter your body's hormone levels they help you manage your symptoms.
     
  • Surgery

    Your healthcare provider might surgically remove your thyroid as a more long-lasting treatment. It won't produce hormones as a result of this.
     
  • Thyroid hormone replacement therapy

    Using this therapy, your body can reintroduce thyroid hormones in a synthetic (man-made) manner. Levothyroxine is one such commonly used medication. You can control thyroid disease and lead a normal life by taking medication.

How to check thyroid at home?

Order a test online; you will have the instructions describing how to test thyroid at home. When you get your kit, carefully read the instructions, which may include a time of day recommendation, and then follow them. Companies may offer online tutorials and instructional videos in addition to written instructions. The majority of tests necessitate pricking your finger with a lancet to obtain a blood sample. Before sending the blood to the lab, place a small amount of it in a tube or on a test strip. Your electronic results will typically be delivered to you in a week.

Summary

If you’re feeling any of the symptoms listed in this article, or if something just doesn’t feel right, it’s always a good idea to get checked for Thyroid. Don't wait for life to give you more signs because time can be critical when it comes to treating a thyroid condition. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent more serious health problems from developing and will allow you to return to your normal activities more quickly. Do your thyroid check up at a reputable facility like Pathkind Labs, for an accurate analysis. Our highly qualified physicians and technicians assist you and are available for online bookings

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